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Old 03-17-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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um...w00t!!??

Well, with the track finally open again, I made the sojourn last night since it was nice and nippy out. This is the first time I've been back since my new tires, running 11.6 PSI, and with the custom tune me and Andy worked on.

Previous best was:

60FT = 2.20
1/8ET = 8.85
1/8MPH = 83.35

New best:

60FT = 2.17
1/8ET = 8.55
1/8MPH = 86.72

This was much closer to the time I always thought the car could run, but I think there is still a bit more it could do. The best run was the very first run, IE: I drove the 40 minutes to the track, dropped off a buddy and went right to the staging lanes with no cool down time and a very modest brake torque. I'm begining to think though that my Pirelli P-Zero Nero's aren't to great when they get hot becaue my traction and hence times got worse as the night went on. I guess they are truly a street performance tire becaue I wasn't really heating them up all that much, just enough to get the water off, but I continued to have traction problems from then on. On my last run, I was even breaking lose half way down the track so I decided that was a good time to calll it a night

In addition, since it was just Test and Tune night, track prep was pretty crappy. So it looks like there is a definate possibility with a cool motor, cool tires, and better track prep that it can do a sub 8.5
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Buy a set of spare wheels and slicks and watch that time drop.
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You should have gone out there a couple of weeks ago when Brent and I went. We still need to have the showdown.
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How were your reaction times?
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that's pretty good i guess









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How were your reaction times?
I don't think any of them were above .5, but I was mostly concentrating on getting different rpms to launch from.
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dont worry reaction time doesnt have anything to do with how fast your car is but if you take off after mark for example idiots in the stands will have the grand illusion that he is faster lol
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dont worry reaction time doesnt have anything to do with how fast your car is but if you take off after mark for example idiots in the stands will have the grand illusion that he is faster lol
lol, I like the illusion part....

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I was concerned with reaction times, because in the great showdown...it'll make a big difference.
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until you get the time slips ^^
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lofl, yes lofl
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until you get the time slips ^^
It's not the time on the slip that matters, it's who lights the win light.
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Buy a set of spare wheels and slicks and watch that time drop.
I wouldnt do that without a new spare rear end
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I wouldnt do that without a new spare rear end
Meh, only slightly above stock v6 power on take off. I would do drag radials though.
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I have found that buying drag radials is like going to a hooker and buying a hand job.
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I have found that buying drag radials is like going to a hooker and buying a hand job.
I really like my ET Street radials.
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It's not the time on the slip that matters, it's who lights the win light.
Getting to the end first does not make your car faster, I thought you wanted to know who had the faster car?
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Getting to the end first does not make your car faster, I thought you wanted to know who had the faster car?
When we go, he's going to ask me in secret if I will let him do a ricer fly by on me at the track....

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I have found that buying drag radials is like going to a hooker and buying a hand job.
So you have gone to a hooker and asked for a hand job? Was she any good??
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Getting to the end first does not make your car faster, I thought you wanted to know who had the faster car?
Then why bother even having the showdown? Why not just compare slips, right now?
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Getting to the end first does not make your car faster, I thought you wanted to know who had the faster car?
So then, technically, running at the track isn't a real race either...just like you say running on the street isn't...since getting out the end first doesn't really mean you are the real winner. Right?

My opinion: Your side lights up...you win. You are a part of your car, so, your driving abilities and reaction times are all part of it. Light on = winner.
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My opinion: Your side lights up...you win. You are a part of your car, so, your driving abilities and reaction times are all part of it. Light on = winner.
This guy knows what he's talking about. Thank you.
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You have two ways to race and thats it. You can see which car is actually faster or you can compare reaction times and allow them into the equation. The more scientific view is which car is actually faster, but in the world of racing or street racing or top fuel dragsters etc etc they allow reaction time to be a factor so the drivers can make a difference.

You can race how ever you wish but if you cant see that reaction time has nothing to do with which car is actually faster then there is no help for you... if your argument is that you see this but you still think reaction time matters then more power to you.
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A drag race is decided by ET + RT. That's all I've got to say.
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A drag race is decided by ET + RT. That's all I've got to say.
Maybe on the street, but not the track. To me, the track is the best way for Avg Joe to "scientifically" test his car. If you want a reaction time race, might as well go from a stoplight.
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You have two ways to race and thats it. You can see which car is actually faster or you can compare reaction times and allow them into the equation. The more scientific view is which car is actually faster, but in the world of racing or street racing or top fuel dragsters etc etc they allow reaction time to be a factor so the drivers can make a difference.

You can race how ever you wish but if you cant see that reaction time has nothing to do with which car is actually faster then there is no help for you... if your argument is that you see this but you still think reaction time matters then more power to you.
Part of being a good RACE car driver is how well they take off from the line. By saying reaction time doesnt matter is a ricer excuse.
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They've got the tree for a reason...
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Maybe on the street, but not the track. To me, the track is the best way for Avg Joe to "scientifically" test his car. If you want a reaction time race, might as well go from a stoplight.
I'll lay it all out there... Your fastest ET is 1/100 faster and your trap is about 2mph faster than mine. So if you just wanna compare fastest ET's, you win. I don't think, however, that you can line your car up next to mine, cut the light, and beat me to the finish line. There's the gauntlet.
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When I try, I routinely get .1 reaction times...:chin:
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I'll lay it all out there... Your fastest ET is 1/100 faster and your trap is about 2mph faster than mine. So if you just wanna compare fastest ET's, you win. I don't think, however, that you can line your car up next to mine, cut the light, and beat me to the finish line. There's the gauntlet.
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When I try, I routinely get .1 reaction times...:chin:
So...can we see the dag gum race anytime soon? I don't think I can take another summer of "What about this friday...It's on...oh It's on...oh, it rained...oh I can't make it" ... Ugh...race already will ya... :swordfigh
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